Mazda 323

since 1985 release

Repair and operation of the car



Mazda 323

+ Introduction
+ Petrol engines
+ Engine lubrication system
+ Engine cooling system
+ System of ignition
+ Power supply system, carburetor, system of injection of fuel
+ Diesel engine
+ System of production of the fulfilled gases
+ Coupling
+ Manual transmission
+ Automatic transmission
+ Suspension bracket and system of steering
+ Brake system
+ Wheels and tires, body, coloring of the car, care of the car
+ System of electric equipment
+ Heater, system of lighting, devices
- Governing bodies and methods of operation
   Before landing in the car
   Running in
   Keys
   Locks of doors
   The uniform (central) locking device (if is available)
   Protection against pranks of children (if is available, only on back doors)
   The power window (if is available)
   Back rotary glasses (on 3-door models)
   Seats
   Adjustment of height of a steering wheel (if is available)
   Seat belts (if is available)
   Door back/trunk lid
   Fuelling
   Mirrors
   Luggage belts
   Trunk lid (if is available)
   Spare wheel
   Dashboard
   - Steering wheel and gear shifting
      Lock of ignition and steering column
      Start of the engine
      Management of RKPP and transfer case
      Operation of the car with the automatic transmission
      Recommendations for economic operation
      Tempostat (switch of the mode of maintenance of constant speed)
      Lighting and light alarm system
      Screen wiper and windscreen washer
      Control panel
      Other devices and equipment
      Heater and ventilation
      The conditioner (if is available)
      Lamps of salon, luggage carrier and lamp for reading (if is available)
      The movable hatch (if is available)
      Start by pushing or towage
      Motive compartment
+ Electric circuits






Steering wheel and gear shifting

Lock of ignition and steering column
LOCK (0) Ignition is switched off, the steering wheel is blocked (at the taken-out key), electric devices are not efficient.
ACC (I) The steering wheel is blocked, electric devices are efficient.
ON (II) The steering wheel is unblocked, electric devices are efficient.
START (III) Provision of start

If the ignition key does not turn, move a steering wheel here and there, and at the same time turn a key in situation "ON (II)".

  • Do not turn during the movement the ignition key in situation "LOCK (0)" or "ACC (I)" at all.
  • The lock of a steering wheel cannot replace the emergency brake. Switch off the engine, install the lever of an automatic box (if the automatic machine is installed) in situation "P" (parking) and tighten the emergency brake before leaving the car.
  • Never undertake a key at start through a steering wheel as there is a danger of a trauma if the steering wheel suddenly turns.

Do not leave the ignition key in situation "ON (II)" at the switched-off engine as at the same time the battery is discharged.

Lighting of the lock of ignition (if is available)

To facilitate an ignition key insert in the dark, when opening a driver's door lighting of the lock of ignition is lit.

Lighting of the lock of ignition is switched off after closing of a door after a while.